Resource Library

At CCEC, we know communities are at different stages of working on various local climate and energy priorities. Whether you’re building EV charging infrastructure, helping property owners afford energy upgrades, or developing electrification plans and codes, you need a way to find all the best information when you’re ready to use it to inform your work. This resource library is designed to give you multiple ways to access the broad array of resources CCEC continuously compiles immediately. Here are a few examples of how you might use the search box or the filters to query our content:
  • You’ve been directed to initiate a new energy or climate project and hope to advance your knowledge and accelerate the process by accessing relevant best practices, case studies, technical assistance, guides, learning events, reports, and tools;
  • Your organization wants to expand its initiatives but lacks sufficient resources, and you need to identify possible funding sources;
  • You want to get an idea of the kinds of initiatives other communities are doing, especially in your region or for a particular sector;
  • and many more!
Don’t see an important resource or have one to share? Let us know by contacting eecoordinator@civicwell.org.
Funding Resources

Active Transportation Program (ATP)

The purpose of ATP is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation by achieving the following goals:

Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking
Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users
Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, pursuant to SB 375 (of 2008) and SB 341 (of 2009)
Enhance public health
Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program
Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users

Organization: Caltrans
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
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Adaptation Clearinghouse (Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program)

The Adaptation Clearinghouse is a centralized source of information and resources to assist decision makers at the state, regional, and local levels when planning for and implementing climate adaptation projects to promote resiliency across California.

Organization: Governor's Office of Planning Research
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Information Clearinghouse
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Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant Program

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program makes it easier for Californians to drive less by making sure housing, jobs, and key destinations are accessible by walking, biking, and transit.

Organization: California Strategic Growth Council
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
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American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Through this American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge Notice of Funding Opportunity (ARPA BBBRC NOFO), EDA aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has caused, and continues to cause, economic injury to U.S. communities and regions in devastating and unprecedented ways. This ARPA BBBRC NOFO is designed as a two-phase competition to (1) help regions develop transformational economic development strategies and (2) fund the implementation of those strategies that will create and grow regional growth clusters. Such efforts will help regional economies recover from the pandemic and build economic diversity and resiliency to mitigate impacts of future economic disasters.

Organization: US Department of Commerce
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Economic Development, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs
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ARB Carbon Credits

ARB offset credits are issued to offset projects that meet specific requirements in the Cap-and-Trade Regulation. ARB offset credits, which may be used for compliance in the Cap-and-Trade Program, represent verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions or removal enhancements achieved under ARB’s Compliance Offset Protocols or approved early action quantification methodologies.

Organization: California Air Resources Board
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Carbon Credit Market, Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
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Biomass Utilization Fund

Loans to small businesses, nonprofits and public entities including federally recognized Tribes located or locating in Tuolumne County that will provide an alternative to pile burning of forest waste.

Organization: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

BOOST Program

BOOST works to increase local government capacity and address resource shortfalls by providing customized coaching – staff training, grant application support, and stakeholder and community engagement – to local governments. Selected communities receive support in the form of trainings, partnership development, community engagement, planning and implementation support, grant application assistance and communications support. This program is for, local governments, disadvantaged and/or low-income communities, demonstrated staff capacity challenges and a desire to work on specific projects related to the goals of BOOST.

Name: Ena Lupine
Title: Community Assistance Program Manager
Organization: California Strategic Growth Council
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Grants Programs, Outreach and Engagement
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments
Funding Resources

Build Incentives

BUILD incentives are based on a project’s anticipated modeled greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction as compared to the mixed-fuel 2019 Energy Code prescriptive standards. Projects receiving BUILD incentives cannot result in higher utility bills for building occupants. Staff has developed a BUILD Calculator that applicants can use early in the design reservation step to estimate the incentive amounts available and ensure project designs meet the modeled resident bill savings requirements.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Codes and Standards, Direct Assistance, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Incentives
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BUILD Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is available for general or project specific inquiries throughout the phases of all electric residential building design and construction, supporting installations of near-zero emission equipment and technologies, and helping to fill knowledge gaps in the local permitting of all-electric residential buildings. Technical assistance also supports the BUILD incentive application process, from submittal of applications through program participation.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Building Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency Compliance Strategies Development

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to select a prime contractor to lead a team of professional architectural and engineering consultants to provide technical support for:

  • Evaluating and implementing strategies to advance decarbonization of residential and nonresidential buildings and to increase Energy Code compliance.

Work will focus on developing innovative strategies to optimize the use and operations of buildings in order to reduce GHG emissions and improve Energy Code compliance.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards, Direct Assistance, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.

The BRIC program guiding principles are supporting communities through capability- and capacity-building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency.

Organization: FEMA
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Communication, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Partnerships
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments, Tribal Governments
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Cal Fire Forest Health Program

CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program funds active restoration and reforestation activities aimed at providing for more resilient and sustained forests to ensure future existence of forests in California while also mitigating climate change, protecting communities from fire risk, strengthening rural economies and improving California’s water & air.

Organization: CalFire
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Natural and Managed Resources
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CalBRACE Project

CDC Funded Climate and Health Adaptation program maintains the Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Indicators and web based visualized data and other resources focused on public health sector, but also useful for tribes and other stakeholders. The project focuses on providing technical assistance, claimte adaptation and health subject matter expertise and integrating public climate and health considerations into climate planning and actions across agencies and stakeholder efforts in climate adaptation and mitigation. This project also focuses on inter and cross sector collaborative efforts for climate change and public health adaptation in the San Diego Region.

Organization: California Department of Public Health-Office of Health Equity
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Data Access or Analysis, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Information Clearinghouse, Planning, Technical Assistance
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CalEnviroScreen 3.0

In January 2017, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), on behalf of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), released Version 3.0 of the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen). CalEnviroScreen identifies California communities by census tract that are disproportionately burdened by, and vulnerable to, multiple sources of pollution.

Organization Administering Program: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Organization Type: State

Organization: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Data Access or Analysis, Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments, Residential
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California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program

Through the California Climate Investments (CCI​) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE aims to reduce the risk of wildland fires to habitable structures and communities, while maximizing carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimizing the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by wildfires.

Organization: CalFire
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
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California Climate Investments Technical Assistance Program

The California Climate Investment Technical Assistance Program (CCI TA) provides technical assistance and builds capacity for California’s most under-resourced communities.

Organization: California Strategic Growth Council
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
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California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) offers incentives for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at publicly accessible sites throughout California.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Incentives
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California Endowment Fund

By empowering the work of nonprofit organizations and government entities through grant-making, we’re striving towards a state that is a healthier place to live, free from social inequality and racial injustice; one that can become a model for the rest of the nation.

Organization: California Endowment Fund
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Economic Development, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
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California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing through GoGreen Financing

HVAC upgrades, insulation, lighting, windows, appliances, food service, water heating, cool roof, industrial equipment, agricultural equipment.

Organization: CPUC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Residential, Tribal Governments
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California Ibank

The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) is the State of California’s only general-purpose financing authority. The Legislature created IBank in 1994 to finance public infrastructure and private development that promote a healthy climate for jobs, contribute to a strong economy, and improve the quality of life in California communities.

IBank’s current programs include the Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program; Bond Financing Program, including: 501(c)(3) Bonds, Industrial Development Bonds; Exempt Facility Bonds; and Public Agency Revenue Bonds; as well as the Small Business Finance Center. In addition, IBank created the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs Center – CLEEN Center – to help meet the State’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals.

Organization: California iBank
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
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California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN)

IBank’s California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) program provides low-cost direct public financing to local governments and nonprofits sponsored by public agencies to help meet the state’s goals for greenhouse gas reduction, water conservation, and environmental preservation. The CLEEN Center offers two programs: the Statewide Energy Efficiency Program (SWEEP) and the Light Emitting Diode Street Lighting (LED) program. Financing can be through a direct loan from IBank or through publicly offered tax-exempt bonds in amounts from $500,000 to $30 million.

Organization: Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding
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California Resilience Challenge

Climate change is pushing California’s already volatile climate towards greater extremes. Over the past decade, record droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme heat events have threatened communities across the state. The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses and a diverse range of partners, to build local climate resilience and support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats.

Organization: California Resilience Challenge
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning
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California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE)

The California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) provides funding to upgrade heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) systems in public schools and replaces noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Energy Saving Solutions, Financing/Funding
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CDBG: Community Development Block Grant Programs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. 

Organization: Housing and Urban Development
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: CleanTech, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments
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Charge! Program

The Charge! Program provides grant funding to offset the cost of purchasing and installing new publicly accessible (multi-unit dwelling located projects are not subject to public accessibility requirements) chargers for light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) at workplaces, destinations, transit parking locations, along transportation corridors, and at multi-unit dwelling facilities. The goal of the Charge! Program is to rapidly expand access to EV charging stations to help achieve the Bay Area’s EV-adoption goals of 90 percent of the overall vehicle fleet by 2050. As of the end of 2020, there were more than 210,000 EVs registered to Bay Area drivers. This program has been funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund and Mobile Source Incentive Fund which provides grants to improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of pollutants from on-road vehicles, and may include additional funding sources as available.

Organization: Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding
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CivicSpark

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is administered by the Local Government Commission in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Organization: CivicSpark
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance, Workforce Development
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Clean California Local Grant Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed the Clean California Local Grant Program as part of a two-year program through which approximately $296 million in funds will go to local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces. Through the combination of adding beautification measures and art in public spaces along with the removal of litter and debris, this effort will enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation.

Applicants must be local or regional public agencies, transit agencies, or tribal governments. Nonprofit organizations may be sub-applicant.

Organization: California Department of Transportation
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Natural and Managed Resources
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments, Tribal Governments
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Clean Mobility Options

Providing funding for zero-emission carsharing, carpooling/vanpooling, bikesharing/scooter-sharing, innovative transit services, and ride-on-demand services in underserved communities.

Clean Mobility Needs Assessment: Applicants can apply for up to $50,000 to conduct a Community Transportation Needs Assessment (Needs Assessment). Needs Assessments are used to help identify and understand unmet mobility needs of communities and develop solutions in collaboration with residents. Inclusion of Needs Assessments in CMO is based on lessons learned through the California Air Resources Board’s SB 350 Barriers Report process and the Mobility Equity Framework developed by the Greenlining Institute.

Clean Mobility Project Voucher: Applicants can apply for up to $1,000,000 to launch and operate a clean mobility project such as zero-emission carsharing, carpooling/vanpooling, bikesharing/scooter-sharing, innovative transit services, and ride-on-demand services (and up to $600,000 for the expansion of an existing project). Mobility projects are meant to bridge transportation gaps and provide connectivity between services and locations. Wherever possible, they should complement transit services or existing mobility services.

Organization: California Climate Investments
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs
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Clean Transportation Program

The California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program (also known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) provides funding to support innovation and accelerate the development and deployment of advanced transportation and fuel technologies.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning, Research & Development
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Clean Transportation Program Rural Electric Vehicle (REV) Charging

The purpose of this solicitation is to demonstrate replicable and scalable business and technology models that can deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to serve rural EV drivers; support travel by rural EV drivers, provide EV charging access in rural areas, provide support and maintenance services to ensure reliable and readily accessible chargers, engage local rural communities and businesses to promote EV adoption.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Cleantech to Market (C2M)

Cleantech to Market (C2M ) – the First Cleantech Accelerator – is now accepting applications for 1,000 hours of free commercialization support – including the identification of early-stage market opportunities, prospective customers and partners, and funding sources – for promising innovations in low-carbon energy, green chemistry, and water technologies. C2M is a partnership between graduate students, startups, and industry professionals to help accelerate the commercialization of leading cleantech solutions. In the process, C2M also develops the next generation of innovative cleantech leaders.

C2M first identifies promising cleantech from: (1) existing startups, (2) accelerators & incubators, (3) government-sponsored programs, and (4) top-tier universities and national labs.

C2M then handpicks graduate student commercialization teams from 20+ UC Berkeley disciplines, and matches their academic/work experience and interests with each project.

C2M supports the teams with leading cleantech professionals who bring deep subject matter expertise. They help guide the students as speakers, mentors, and contacts.

The result is 1,000 hours of free technology, market, and business model assessment for each project. Students experience the rewards and challenges of taking cleantech to market; startups gain valuable market feedback on their technologies and business plans; and professionals engage with fresh talent and new ideas.

Organization: Berkeley Haas
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: CleanTech, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs
Sectors Targeted: Commercial
Funding Resources

Climate Change & Health Vulnerability Indicators for California

CCHVIz is the interactive data visualization platform for the Climate Change & Health Vulnerability Indicators for California (CCHVIs).

Organization: California Department of Public Health
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Data Access or Analysis, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Climate Change at Local Health Departments and CDPH Program

This program is funded by the CDC and is in development phase. It will build n past work with tribes and in collaboration to provide technical assistance and liasion with local health departments and tribes and tribal health organizations to perform anaysis and planning and implementation of climate actions that also impact chronic disease and other health issues that can increase resilience to climate change. A first step will be outreach to learn what services and collaboration tribes and tribal organizations are interested in from this program.

Organization: California Department of Public Health-Office of Health Equity
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Data Access or Analysis, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Funding Resources

Climate Change Research

The Climate Change Research Program invests in cross-cutting research investments that build community resilience, integrate land use and development considerations, and facilitate the transformation of California communities.

Organization: California Strategic Growth Council
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Research & Development
Funding Resources

Climate Resilience and Community Access Grant Program

The grants seek to invest in the local conservation community by creating new programs or developing organizational or agency capacity to enhance desert resilience to climate change and foster conservation of the desert as a carbon sink; promote equity in access to outdoor recreation throughout the Valley; or improve natural resources management on existing conservation lands.

Applications that represent a sustainable investment, incubate local expertise and capacity and serve historically underserved and economically disadvantage communities are especially encouraged.

Grants should be for projects of up to 24 months, and grant requests should range from $100,000- – $400,000.

Local governments, tribes and nonprofits are eligible to apply.

Organization: Coachella Valley Mountain Conservancy
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Inland Empire
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Planning
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Community Air Grants

Provides support for community-based organizations and federally recognized tribes to participate in the AB 617 process, and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.

Organization: California Air Resources Board
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs)

Decision 18-06-027 specifically authorized CCAs to launch their own DAC-GT and CSGT programs as long as they met all the rules and requirements established in the Decision.

Organization: CPUC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

Organization: US Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Community facility loans

Create or improve essential community facilities to serve communities in the rural West. If the community facility project includes green-build methods and materials, it may qualify for priority in loan application processing

Organization: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP)

If your community is seeking critical facility energy resilience for extreme weather, Public Safety Power Shutoff events or other events, PG&E’s Community Microgrid Enablement Program can help. Through Enhanced Technical Support and cost offsets for certain distribution system upgrades, CMEP can assist your community in taking its resilience ideas from concept to reality.

Organization: PG&E
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Energy Resilience, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Community Solar Pilot Program

The Community Solar Pilot Program is designed to expand access to renewable energy for low-income households that do not have the ability to participate in existing low-income solar photovoltaic (PV) programs — due to a lack of home ownership, or because of inadequate roofing for solar PV. Households participating in the Community Solar Pilot stand to benefit from reduced energy costs while communities can benefit from reduced air pollutant emissions associated with conventional energy generation.

Organization: California Department of Community Services and Development
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Cost Share for Federal Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

The purpose of this solicitation is to provide cost share funding to applicants that apply for and receive one of the following: An award under an eligible federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and meet the requirements of this solicitation, or Follow-on funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research from a previously awarded federal grant that also received Energy Commission federal cost share funding under PON-14-308, GFO-18-902, or this GFO and the proposed project meets the requirements of this solicitation. Continuously Updated Eligible Cost Share Opportunities. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to check Eligibility Requirements in Section II of this solicitation. As new eligible cost share opportunities are released, the Energy Commission will revise this document with corresponding information on how to apply for cost share for that funding opportunity. Information on currently eligible funding opportunities can be found in the Eligible Federal Funding Opportunities section of the Eligibility Requirements (Section II.A.). The Energy Commission will provide cost share only to applicants that are applying for a federal funding opportunity or follow-on funding as described above. If the applicant has already received a federal award or follow-on funding and is seeking retroactive cost share, that application will not be eligible for CEC cost share funds under this solicitation.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Energy Saving Solutions, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Data Sharing and Technical Assistance

CTEC is available to provide technical assistance to tribal health programs (member and non-member) as well as individual tribes. Technical assistance requests include, but are not limited to, gathering relevant health statistics, reviewing sections of grant applications that discuss collecting health data, helping develop data collection instruments, and providing assistance analyzing data.

Organization: California Tribal Epidemiology Center
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Data Access or Analysis, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Sectors Targeted: Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Program funds grants and rebates that protect human health and improve air quality by reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines.

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Sectors Targeted: Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Disadvantaged Communities: Green Tariff

The Disadvantaged Communities – Green Tariff (DAC-GT) program is modeled after the Green Tariff portion of the Green Tariff/Shared Renewables Program (GTSR). DAC-GT allows customers who are not in a position to take advantage of SOMAH or DAC-SASH through onsite solar, to still benefit from solar energy.

Organization: California Public Utilities Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Disadvantaged Communities: Single-family Solar Homes

The Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program, modeled after the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program, provides assistance in the form of up-front financial incentives for the installation of rooftop solar generating systems. The incentives provided through DAC-SASH assist low-income DAC customers in overcoming barriers to the installation of onsite solar energy, such as lack of capital or credit needed to finance a solar installation.

The DAC-SASH program also incorporates job training objectives to promote green-collar jobs in low-income communities and to develop a trained workforce that will foster a sustainable solar industry in California. Through a competitive solicitation, GRID Alternatives was selected to serve as the statewide program administrator for the DAC-SASH program. GRID’s DAC-SASH Program Handbook and Program Implementation Plan were approved by the CPUC in Resolution E-5020 on September 12, 2019, signaling the official launch of the DAC-SASH program.

Organization: California Public Utilities Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Incentives, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Early Career: Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Energy Transitions in Underserved Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing community-engaged research that will address the drivers and environmental impacts of energy transitions in underserved communities. For purposes of this competition and the evaluation of applications, “underserved communities” refers to populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, that have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life, including people of color, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and other populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.

Organization: US Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Economic Development Administration: Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program Including CARES Act Funding

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Organization: US Department of Commerce
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Renewable Energy & Storage, Technical Assistance
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Economic Development Assistance Programs

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.

Organization: US Department of Commerce
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Renewable Energy & Storage, Technical Assistance
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC): Various grants

The California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program invests in scientific and technological research to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector to meet the state’s energy and climate goals.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage, Research & Development
Funding Resources

EMPG for Federally- Recognized Tribes in California

Each year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the EMPG Program. The intent of the Program is to support state, local, and tribal efforts to protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from natural or human-caused disasters and other catastrophic events. The funds provided by this Program help to prepare the nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to lives, property, and the environment in the United States.

EMPG provides funding to implement projects that enhance all-hazards preparedness and serve to build, sustain, and deliver 32 core capabilities across the five Mission Areas of the National Preparedness Goal (NPG). These Mission Areas, which are essential to the security and resilience of the nation, are Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities require the combined effort of the whole community, including public, private, and tribal entities.

Organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Sectors Targeted: Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Empower Innovation Community Network

The Empower Innovation Network is a trusted place where entrepreneurs, developers, investors, local communities, and others can connect to work toward a shared vision for a clean economy. Members can directly message each other to build their networks and develop business around hundreds of funding opportunities. Select a tab below to see how each member of our community can benefit from – and give back to – the broader Empower Innovation Network.

Browse the Organization Directory to find your own organization and submit a request to join so other community members can see your name. If your organization is not yet in the directory, go ahead and create it. For more instructions, visit the Empower Innovation Help Center.

Organization: Empower Innovation
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Communication, Financing/Funding, Outreach and Engagement, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Opportunity Exchange

Various opportunities supporting a range of clean energy priorities including solar energy, vehicle technologies, and building technologies.

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage, Research & Development
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Energy Efficiency Financing

Projects with proven energy and/or demand cost savings are eligible:

Lighting system upgrades, Pumps and motors, Streetlights and LED traffic signals, Energy management systems and equipment controls, Building insulation, Energy generation, HVAC equipment, Water and waste water treatment equipment, Load shifting projects

Organization Administering Program: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring For Communities

Pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards (OAQPS) is announcing the availability of funds and soliciting applications from eligible entities to conduct ambient air monitoring of pollutants of greatest concern in communities with environmental and health outcome disparities stemming from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. EPA will award funds to support community and local efforts to monitor their own air quality and to promote air quality monitoring partnerships between communities and tribal, state, and local governments.

The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $20,000,000. Approximately $2 million dollars of this amount will be awarded to tribal governments under a tribal government set-aside, and approximately $2 million will be awarded to eligible community-based organizations under a community-based organization set-aside.

Overall, EPA anticipates awarding a total of approximately 50-70 assistance agreements (cooperative agreements or grants) from this announcement, subject to availability of funds, the quality of applications received, agency priorities, and other applicable considerations. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20-30 assistance agreements ranging in value from $25,000 to $100,000 (i.e., “Small Grants”) and 30-40 assistance agreements ranging in value from $100,001-$500,000 (i.e., “Large Grants”). EPA may increase or decrease the total funding or set-aside amounts based on the number of meritorious applications received, agency priorities, funding availability, and other applicable considerations.

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Health and Social Environment
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Environmental Infrastructure Loan Program

Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Environmental Infrastructure Loan Program helps create, improve, or expand the supply of safe drinking water, waste disposal systems and other facilities that serve rural communities. RCAC’s loan programs provide the early funds small rural communities need to determine feasibility and pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state &/or federal program funding. May also provide interim construction financing, and intermediate & long-term loans for system improvements.

Eligible entities include nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and tribal governments. Projects must be located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 or less in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and other pacific islands, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Community size is limited to 10,000 for long-term USDA guaranteed loans and short-term loans for which USDA is the long-term lender. Eligible projects include water, wastewater, solid waste & storm water facilities. Contact Mike Carroll at mcarroll@rcac.org.

Organization: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Stand alone solar projects and battery projects are eligible for this incentive. It currently provides a tax credit of 26% of the project costs (as of 2021). Third party project owners can claim this benefit and share this value with schools through reduced agreement payments. However, the value will step down annually starting 2023 to 22% and decrease to 10% by 2024.

Name: Ali Chehrehsaz
Title: CEO
Organization: TerraVerde Energy
Organization Type: Other Private Sector Business
Email: ali@terraverde.energy
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Energy Resilience, Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Residential
Funding Resources

Flood Mitigation Assistance

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA chooses recipients based on the applicant’s ranking of the project and the eligibility and cost-effectiveness of the project.

FEMA requires state, local, tribal and territorial governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation assistance projects.

Organization: FEMA
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Funding Resources

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements (GCA) Program provides for well managed Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation by providing financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well managed, high-quality, OHV Recreation areas, roads, and trails, and to responsibly maintain the wildlife, soils, and habitat in a manner that will sustain long-term OHV Recreation.

Organization: Department of Parks and Recreation
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Economic Development, Financing/Funding, Health and Social Environment, Natural and Managed Resources
Funding Resources

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs

FEMA’s hazard mitigation assistance provides funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce disaster losses. Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance has five grant programs.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation planning and projects following a Presidential major disaster declaration.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program. Provides funds for planning and projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured annually under the National Flood Insurance Program.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program. Provides funds annually for hazard mitigation planning and projects.
HMGP Post Fire Grant. Assistance available to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters.
Building Resilient Infastructure and Communities (BRIC). Support for states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.

Organization: FEMA
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning
Funding Resources

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

HMGP Post Fire funding is available as a result of Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declarations. California received 10 FMAG declarations in Federal Fiscal Year 2020, resulting in $7,787,780 for HMGP. Cal OES is prioritizing funding for communities immediately impacted by the wildfires. Immediately impacted is defined as a community, or special district located in a county where one of these fires burned.

Organization: Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

IDEAL ZEV Workforce Pilot

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announce the availability of up to $6,815,000 in grant funds for projects that will provide workforce training and development that support zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), ZEV infrastructure, and ZEV-related commercial technologies in California.

Proposed projects should demonstrate community and employer engagement and a path toward ZEV jobs in the State. The Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Local (IDEAL) ZEV Workforce Pilot focuses investments on and provides benefits to priority communities.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Improving Hydropwer’s Value through Informed Decision Making

DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office is accepting applications for technical assistance to:

Provide hydropower decision makers with national lab expertise and capabilities to address challenges and capture opportunities for their systems
Validate national lab-led modeling, analysis, and tools developed under the HydroWIRES initiative for the benefit of the broader community
Further our collective understanding of possible roles for hydropower under evolving power system conditions that reach beyond those considered by most planners and operators today.
Six recipients will receive technical assistance valued at up to $400,000.

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize Program- Phase I

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) recognize that improvements are needed to make the clean energy innovation ecosystem more inclusive and accessible to disadvantaged communities and individuals from groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize, DOE aims to fund organizations for ongoing and/or proposed activities related to climate and clean energy that support, build trust, and strengthen relationships and partnerships with disadvantaged communities. Specifically, this prize seeks to enable and enhance business and technology incubation, acceleration, and other community-based and university-based entrepreneurship and innovation in climate and clean energy technologies.

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Indicators of Climate Change in California

Research and present indicators in periodic reports describing how California’s climate is changing and how these changes are affecting the state. Indicators are scientifically-based measurements that track trends in various aspects of climate change.

Organization: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Data Access or Analysis, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program

The IIG Program promotes infill housing development by providing financial assistance for Capital Improvement Projects that are an integral part of, or necessary to facilitate the development of, a Qualifying Infill Project or a Qualifying Infill Area. IIG funding can be used for infrastructure improvements necessary for specific residential or mixed-use infill development projects or areas. Funds will be allocated through a competitive process, based on the merits of the individual Infill Projects and Areas.

Application selection criteria includes project readiness, affordability, density, access to transit, proximity to amenities, and consistency with regional plans.

Organization Administering Program: California Department of Housing and Community Development
Organization Type: State

Organization: California Department of Housing and Community Development
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program

The Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program is authorized to directly provide low-cost public financing to state and local government entities.

ISRF financing is available in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $25 million with loan terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.

A few examples of ISRF financed projects include water and wastewater treatment plant upgrades or construction, venue or airport construction or street repair and upgrades.

Eligible applicants must be located in California and include any subdivision of a local government, including cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, joint powers authorities and nonprofit organizations sponsored by a government entity.

Please note, while ISRF financing is available for many types of projects, housing is not allowed per our legislative statute.

Organization: California iBank
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Inland Counties Incentive Project

This project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers (level 2 chargers and DC Fast Chargers) in Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Merced, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, and Yolo counties – with a total of $17.5 million in available funds. Eligible applicants include a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate. Disadvantaged communities may receive additional rebate dollars.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Incentives
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Investor Owned Utility On-Bill Financing

Your investor-owned utility provides zero-interest on-bill financing. Click on the respective links below to learn more about this valuable program. Financing is available for $1-2 million interest-free and can be paid back on your utility bill.

Organization: CPUC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Energy Efficiency, External Funding Best Practices, Financing/Funding, On-Bill Financing
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

IRS Clean Renewable Energy Bonds

The Internal Review Service (IRS) is accepting applications for a volume cap of up to $800 million to finance the costs of a qualified renewable energy facility or facilities, such as wind, closed- or open-loop biomass, geothermal, solar, small irrigation, and other facilities. The application must indicate the expected date of construction and when each facility will be placed in service. Eligible applicants include governmental bodies, including Tribes, and cooperative electric companies.

Organization: IRS
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

ITEP Trainings and Events

ITEP offers training to tribal environmental professionals to build their capacity to address climate change issues. The courses are taught by instructional teams that include staff from ITEP, federal agencies, universities, and/or organizations, and most importantly, the tribes themselves, who share their expertise and experience.

Organization: Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance, Workforce Development
Sectors Targeted: Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund

The Program specifically seeks to build critical capacity and forward momentum in place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships. The Program targets Partnerships, where targeted investments can create significant and enduring forward momentum, and is intended to support the collaborative processes and key building block activities that move Partnerships forward. A portion of the Program is reserved specifically to advance Indigenous landscape conservation priorities.

Organization: Network for Landscape Conservation
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Communication, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Partnerships, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Local Conservation Corps Grant Program

Eligible LCCs are required to submit a comprehensive budget for each respective funding source and a narrative that includes goals, objectives, supporting activities and outcomes specific to each material fund source. CalRecycle staff will conduct a thorough review of all applications to confirm application completeness and an LCC’s grant award eligibility, which includes but is not limited to, being in good standing with CalRecycle. Eligible applicants include: Eligible applicants for this grant program are Corps that are reviewed and certified annually by the California Conservation Corps (CCC) according to compliance with certification criteria outlined in PRC section 14507.5(a). The CCC certifies the eligibility of each LCC by conducting annual certification site visits. The CCC provides CalRecycle with a certification report for each LCC by March 31st of each fiscal year. Eligible projects include:Eligible activities will be identified on the application and reported quarterly during the grant term.

Organization: Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Sustainability
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant Program

The Program is designed to pay for the cost of cleanup of illegally dumped waste tires. Funds are available for the collection, removal, transportation, recycling & disposal of California waste tires from tire piles & areas where illegal dumping has occurred. Funds are limited to the removal of waste tires along public rights-of-way & private property with less than 500 tires on site or 500 to 4,999 tires with affidavit from the property owner.

Organization: Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Sustainability
Funding Resources

Local Governments Reimbursement Program

Applications accepted year-round. In the event of a release (or threatened release) of hazardous substances, EPA may reimburse local governments for expenses related to the release and associated emergency response measures. The Local Governments Reimbursement Program provides a “safety net” of up to $25,000 per incident to local governments that do not have funds available to pay for response actions.

Organization: US EPA
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning
Funding Resources

Local Partnership Program

The primary objective of this program is to provide funding to counties, cities, districts, and regional transportation agencies in which voters have approved fees or taxes dedicated solely to transportation improvements or that have imposed fees, including uniform developer fees, dedicated solely to transportation improvements.

Organization: California Transportation Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credits

Low carbon fuels below the benchmark generate credits, while fuels above the CI benchmark generate deficits. Credits and deficits are denominated in metric tons of GHG emissions. Providers of transportation fuels must demonstrate that the mix of fuels they supply for use in California meets the LCFS carbon intensity standards, or benchmarks, for each annual compliance period. A deficit generator meets its compliance obligation by ensuring that the amount of credits it earns or otherwise acquires from another party is equal to, or greater than, the deficits it has incurred. There are three ways to generate credits in the LCFS: fuel pathways, projects, and capacity-based crediting.

Organization: California Air Resouces Board
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Carbon Credit Market, Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Microgrids for Vulnerable Communities

In January 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a new Decision in the CPUC microgrid proceeding, include $200 million in utility ratepayer funding for a new incentive program to support microgrid development in vulnerable communities.

Organization: CPUC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Incentives, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

National Community Solar Partnership

The Partnership is a coalition of community solar stakeholders working to expand access to affordable community solar to every American household by 2025. This partnership will develop multi-stakeholder teams to convene around specific goals, provide technical assistance for unique local challenges, and develop an online community platform to support information exchange.

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Natural Gas Research Program

The California Energy Commission’s Natural Gas Research Program

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Research & Development
Funding Resources

Office of Insular Affairs Energizing Insular Communities (EIC) Program

Provides grant funding for sustainable energy strategies that mitigate climate change, reduce reliance and expenditures on imported fuels, develop and utilize domestic energy sources, and improve the performance of energy infrastructure and overall energy efficiency in the territories. Examples of projects that were awarded in previous years include: distributed solar, utility-scale solar, integrated resource planning, wind turbines, energy efficiency improvements (lighting, air conditioning, cool rooftop, etc.), net metering policies, debit meters, backup battery systems, microgrids, grid stability, and integration studies.

Organization: US Department of the Interior
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

Pollution Prevention Grant Program

Pollution Prevention (P2) Grants provide technical assistance to businesses in order to help them develop and adopt source reduction practices (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.

Organization: US EPA
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program

On November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Proposition 1 authorized $510 million in Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) funding. Funds are allocated to 12 hydrologic region-based Funding Areas.
The Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program, administered by DWR, provides funding for projects that help meet the long-term water needs of the state, including:

Assisting water infrastructure systems to adapt to climate change;
Providing incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region’s water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure; and
Improving regional water self-reliance, while reducing reliance on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Organization: California Department of Water Resources
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Funding Resources

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program (Formerly known as BUILD)

The U.S. Department of Transportation runs a grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. RAISE discretionary grants, which were originally created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as TIGER grants, can be used for a wide variety of projects. Recent examples of funded projects include dedicated bus lanes in Baltimore, highway and bridge repair in New Mexico, dock replacements in Alaska, and a rail-to-trail project in Arkansas. Overall, USDOT has awarded $9.9 billion to more than 700 projects.

Organization: US Department of Transportation
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Research & Development
Funding Resources

Regional Park Program

Regional Park Program (RPP) competitive grants will create, expand, and improve Regional Parks. RPP projects will create at least one New Recreation Feature that attracts visitors from at least a 20-mile radius or county-wide population to a Regional Park. The New Recreation Feature(s) will offer nature appreciation, or athletic activities, historical or cultural enrichment, or other recreational activities in an open space area.

Organization: California Department of Parks and Recreation
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Natural and Managed Resources, Planning
Funding Resources

Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multi-family Housing (REACH)

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) announces the availability of up to $8,500,000 in grant funds for projects that will increase electric vehicle (EV) charging access for and enable greater plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption by multi-family housing (MFH) residents. For the purpose of this solicitation, MFH is defined as residential properties with multiple dwelling units and excludes single-family dwellings (detached), duplexes, triplexes, townhomes, and mobile homes.

The purpose of this solicitation is to demonstrate replicable and scalable business and technology models for large-scale deployment of EV charging infrastructure capable of maximizing access and EV travel for MFH residents. Proposed projects must include charger installations that will benefit and be used by MFH residents within disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, or a combination of both (see Definitions of Key Words, Section V.A.), and are encouraged to pursue installations for affordable housing. Proposed projects must address the following:

·Reliable and replicable charging installations for MFH building types that have characteristics that may challenge onsite installations, such as properties with shared onsite parking, properties with assigned parking spaces for residents, or properties with limited or no onsite parking, and properties that may pose installation challenges due to size or configuration.

·Outreach to MFH residents, particularly MFH within disadvantaged communities and low-income communities, and the residents of affordable housing units, that will explain the benefits of having accessible chargers and provide relevant consumer information on PEVs, including available vehicles and total cost of ownership.

Charger installations and business models that will maximize accessibility and ease of use, and minimize EV charging costs for MFH residents, with either onsite charging or charging stations located in close proximity to MFH properties.

Other support and maintenance services that will ensure reliability.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Implementation, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Renewable Energy Agricultural Program

The California Energy Commission’s Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP) offers grants that encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies serving agricultural operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans

USDA’s Rural Development offers grants and loan/grant opportunities to purchase, install and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. Loan guarantees may be used to purchase new energy efficiency equipment.

Organization: US Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

Provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance (REDA) to eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses. This program helps promote American energy independence by increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements. Over time, these investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.

Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

This program assists rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA).

Organization: US Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation and construction of energy efficiency improvements on existing buildings:

HVAC upgrades, Insulation, Lighting, Cooling or refrigeration units, Doors and windows, Electric, solar or gravity pumps for sprinkler pivots, Switching from a diesel to electric irrigation motor, Replacement of energy-inefficient equipment.

Organization: US Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Rural Energy Pilot Program

The Rural Energy Pilot Program (REPP) grant offers financial assistance for rural communities to further develop renewable energy. Eligible applicants to this program are Rural Energy Community Partnerships as defined in the REPP Notice of Funding Opportunity, Federal Register Notice.

Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Rural Fire Capacity

The Rural Fire Capacity Grant Program provides funding to organize, train, and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires. Cost-share funds will be awarded to local governments to provide assistance to rural areas in upgrading their capability to organize, train, and equip local forces for fire protection. Awards will be limited to a minimum of $500 and a projected maximum of $20,000. Further assistance may be provided through loans from other sources of Federal funds for purchase of major items of equipment and facilities.

Organization: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Natural and Managed Resources, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grants

The RISE project must serve a rural region small enough to allow close collaboration among partners. It also must include important elements of the region’s prioritized industry cluster (concentrations of related industries). The RBCS Administrator may award points to applications from distressed communities with high concentrations of employment in coal, oil and gas industries, and coal-fired generation facilities transitioning away from fossil fueled energy production. A list of qualifying communities – which includes both county and zip code – is provided for applicants to determine if they may qualify for the points. The Administrator also may award points to an application to help ensure uniform geographic distribution across a maximum number of states, and to promote diversity among targeted industries.

Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

SB 1 Adaptation Planning Grant

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant awards. A statewide total of 198 grant applications were received and requested approximately $62 million for: Sustainable Communities Competitive, Strategic Partnerships (including transit), and the third and final year of Adaptation Planning. Of these applications, 84 transportation planning projects were selected for grant awards, totaling approximately $27.8 million. Award and Non-Award lists for each grant are provided below. In addition, Metropolitan Planning Organizations will receive $12.5 million in Sustainable Communities Formula grants to further their Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. Grant applicants are encouraged to contact Caltrans district staff to request feedback for unsuccessful applications and receive technical assistance with application development. It is envisioned that these planning grants will provide much needed funding to support regional sustainable communities strategies and ultimately achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reductions targets of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050, respectively.

Organization: CalTrans
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

SDGE Turnkey program

Our Turnkey Program consists of seasoned Project Managers, Superintendents and support staff. We assist our customers in the development and implementation of energy conservation projects at their facilities located within SDG&E’s service territory. We guarantee results that can help make significant progress toward a clean energy future, such as increase sustainability, reduce energy and carbon footprint and improve environmental performance.

Organization: San Diego Gas & Electric
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: San Diego
Topic Areas: Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Technical Assistance
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Best Practices, Funding Resources

Self-Generation Incentive Program

The CPUC’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers rebates for installing energy storage technology at both residential and non-residential facilities. These storage technologies include battery storage systems that can function during a power outage.

Depending on the battery and how much you are using it, batteries can provide power for several hours, or longer. Battery storage can be an important component of a more robust emergency preparedness plan in the event of a power outage.

In preparation for the next wildfire season, the CPUC has authorized funding of more than $1 billion through 2024 for SGIP. This funding includes prioritization of communities living in high fire-threat areas, communities that have experienced two or more utility Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) events, as well as low income and medically vulnerable customers. The funds are also available for “critical facilities” that support community resilience in the event of a PSPS or wildfire.

Name: Darcie Houck
Title: Commissioner
Organization: CPUC
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Businesses, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Planning, Energy Efficiency, Energy Resilience, Energy Saving Solutions, Financing/Funding, Incentives, Renewable Energy & Storage, Residential
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Funding Resources

SETO – Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator Funding Program

The SETO Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator funding program seeks research, development, and demonstration projects that enable solar to connect reliably and securely to the nation’s electric grid, while developing next-generation solar technologies and boosting U.S. solar manufacturing. These projects will support solar deployment and lower costs as solar energy use increases across the country.

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments
Funding Resources

SETO Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) supports funding opportunities on photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, systems integration, technology to market, and soft costs projects. Following an open, competitive solicitation process, these funding opportunities encourage collaborative partnerships among industry, universities, national laboratories, federal, state, and local governments and non-government agencies and advocacy groups.

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments
Funding Resources

Small Community Drought Relief Program

The Small Community Drought Relief Program assists communities that are not served by an urban water supplier with at least 3,000 connections or that provides more than 3,000 acre-feet of drinking water annually. The program is one of several drought funding programs available through the State. An additional $100 million in grant funding for urban drought relief projects and $200 million for multi-benefit drought relief projects is expected to be released this fall.

Organization: California Department of Water Resources
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

SoCalREN Revolving Loan Fund

SoCalREN offers a revolving loan fund that provides loans for short-term construction costs meant to cover the remaining gap between construction costs and OBF loans. Repayments of loans by participating public agencies replenish the fund to support additional local energy efficiency upgrades.

Organization: SoCalREN
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Re-invest Municipal Savings
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Funding Resources

Socials and Economic Development Strategies Grant

ANA promotes social and economic self-sufficiency in communities through SEDS grants. These competitive financial assistance grants support locally determined projects designed to reduce or eliminate community problems and achieve community goals.

Organization: HHS Administration for Native Americans
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Economic Development, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Socials and Economic Development Strategies Grant

ANA promotes social and economic self-sufficiency in communities through SEDS grants. These competitive financial assistance grants support locally determined projects designed to reduce or eliminate community problems and achieve community goals.

Organization: HHS Administration for Native Americans
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Change, Economic Development, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Solar Project Financing

GRID works with tribes to identify and win funding from every available source and maximize their long-term return on investment. Opportunities include:

Short-term, project-specific funding including roofing issues and project costs
Longer-term funding to support larger scale solar deployment in Tribal communities
Incorporating solar into existing funding opportunities for related programs, including workforce development and energy efficiency.

Organization: Grid Alternatives
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

SolarCorps

SolarCorps Fellows gain valuable experience in the solar and non-profit industries to help launch their renewable energy careers, while making significant contributions to GRID and the low-income communities we serve. The SolarCorps Fellowship Program is supported by Americorps, the JPB Foundation, and Bank of America.

Organization: Grid Alternatives
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage, Technical Assistance, Workforce Development
Funding Resources

State Energy Program

Advance innovation in state energy offices, which may be subgranted to local or tribal governments. 2022 budget proposes a “Build Back Better Challenge Grants.”

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

State Energy Program

Advance innovation in state energy offices, which may be subgranted to local or tribal governments. 2022 budget proposes a “Build Back Better Challenge Grants.”

Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

SWEEP provides grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations.

Organization: California Department of Food and Agriculture
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Funding Resources

Strategic Partnerships Grants

Strategic Partnerships Grants are available on an annual basis and through a competitive application process. Grants are for transportation planning activities such as planning for freight, corridors, regional, and interregional travel. The annual call-for-applications is posted on the grants website, which is advertised by Caltrans through various grant workshops for interested applicants. Grant applicants receive an award or non-award email notification in late spring/early summer. A list of award and non-awarded grants is posted to the Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program website.

Organization: US Department of Transportation
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Communication, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Partnerships, Planning
Funding Resources

Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program utilizes Cap-and-Trade proceeds to protect agricultural lands on the outskirts of cities and near residential neighborhoods from development.

Organization: California Strategic Growth Council
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
Funding Resources

Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

STEP is a new transportation equity pilot that aims to address community residents’ transportation needs, increase access to key destinations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by funding planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects.

STEP’s overarching purpose is to increase transportation equity in disadvantaged and low-income communities throughout California via two types of grants: Planning and Capacity Building Grants and Implementation Grants. Within these two grant types, CARB currently has up to $19.5 million available.

Organization: California Air Resources Board
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning
Funding Resources

The Better Together Resilient Communities Grant Program

Through the Better Together Resilient Communities grant program, The PG&E Corporation Foundation (Foundation) is requesting proposals of $100,000 to fund four projects in 2021 that build community resilience and capacity to withstand climate-related hazards. Priority will be given to those that demonstrate past or projected exposure to climate hazard(s) and those that address the needs of disadvantaged and/or vulnerable communities.

Eligible applicants will be governmental organizations, educational institutions, or certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and must include a local or tribal government within Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) service area as a partner. Applicants must be prepared to provide documentation to demonstrate they meet the Foundation’s criteria for charitable giving.

Organization: Pacific Gas & Electric
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund a design-build competition that will challenge multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development – using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools, and construction practices – that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free, and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments
Funding Resources

The Resilience Hubs Grant Program

Through the Resilience Hubs grant program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is requesting grant proposals to help communities build a network of local resilience hubs. These projects can provide a physical space or set of resources that supports community resilience—such as access to power, shelter, and information—to climate-driven extreme weather events, including wildfires, as well as future Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events. Once developed, the hubs can also be accessed year-round to build and sustain community adaptive capacity in a trusted location.

Organization: Pacific Gas & Electric
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities, Local Governments, Nonprofit, Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC)

The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution.

Organization: California Strategic Growth Council
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Planning, Workforce Development
Funding Resources

Transit and Intercity Rail Program

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill (SB) 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) and modified by Senate Bill 9 (Chapter 710, Statutes of 2015), to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems, to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, vehicle miles traveled, and congestion. There have been four prior cycles of TIRCP funding, in which the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded $5.8 billion in funding to 73 projects throughout the state. The legislation of these bills is established in Sections 75220 through 75225 of the Public Resources Code (PRC). Assembly Bill 398 (Chapter 135) extended the Cap and Trade Program that supports the TIRCP from 2020 through 2030. SB 1 (Chapter 5) continues to provide a historic funding increase for transportation with funds directed to the TIRCP from the Public Transportation Account for new programming.

Organization: California State Transportation Agency
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Incentives
Funding Resources

Tribal Resilience Program

Direct funding supports tribes, tribal consortia, and authorized tribal organizations to build adaptation and resilience through competitive awards. The annual awards program is designed to reinforce preparedness through tribally-designed resilience training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building, and youth engagement. TRP’s focus lies primarily on impacts associated with harmful environmental trends on tribal and treaty trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The resilient ocean and coastal management effort within the annual awards program is in place to assist tribes in accessing the planning, science and tools, and capacity building needs of coastal tribes, including the Great Lakes. The relocation, managed retreat, and protect-in-place planning efforts are supportive of Tribal Nations and Alaska Native Villages dealing with effects such as intensifying coastal or riverine erosion, storm surge, extreme precipitation events and flooding, permafrost vulnerability, sea level rise, and similar impacts.

Organization: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning
Sectors Targeted: Tribal Governments
Funding Resources

Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs

Organization: CalFire
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Funding Resources

Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Program

The Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Program offers financial assistance to address drought impacts through implementation of projects with multiple benefits. For communities, including Tribes, facing the loss or contamination of their water supplies due to the drought; to address immediate drought impacts on human health and safety; and to protect fish and wildlife resources plus other public benefits, such as ecosystem improvements.

Organization: California Department of Water Resources
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Direct Assistance, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Urban Greening Grant Program

Eligible urban greening projects will reduce GHG emissions, mitigate the effects of extreme heat, and provide multiple additional benefits, including, but not limited to, a decrease in air and water pollution or a reduction in the consumption of natural resources and energy. Eligible projects will result in the conversion of an existing built environment into green space that uses natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. A competitive project will maximize opportunities to reduce GHG emissions through project design and implementation as well as incorporate green infrastructure solutions that improve the sustainability and function of existing urban hardscapes and landscapes. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the grant program requires all projects to achieve measurable benefits. Per statute, all projects must do at least one of the following

Organization: California Natural Resources Agency
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Natural and Managed Resources
Funding Resources

Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program

The Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program provides funding to support projects that improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing vehicle trips and miles traveled in the Bay Area.

This program is funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund, which provides grants to improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of criteria pollutants from on-road vehicles.

Organization: Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning
Funding Resources

Vehicle-to-Building Technologies for Resilient Backup Power

California’s simultaneous transitions to zero emission transportation and decarbonized electricity systems will create opportunities to use growing deployments of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) for electric services. Systems that enable the use of energy stored in PEV batteries to power loads inside residential, commercial, or public buildings—referred to as vehicle-to-building (V2B) technologies—can provide resilience and reliability benefits that help mitigate the impacts of power outages driven by extreme heat events, wildfires, and public safety power shutoffs. PEVs contain large batteries that could potentially provide the same backup power services as behind the meter stationary storage at a lower cost than purchasing a dedicated storage system and without the emissions associated with diesel backup generators.

This solicitation seeks to accelerate development of technologies and easy-to-implement products that allow individual or fleets of PEVs to power residential, commercial, or public buildings including but not limited to schools, community centers, or government facilities during electricity outages or intentional islanding events. Projects must fall within one of the following project groups, with Group 3 targeting demonstrations at public facilities located in disadvantaged communities (DACs) and/or low-income communities (LICs):

·Group 1: Rule 21 Compliant or Exempt V2B Technologies

·Group 2 Rule 21 Non-Compliant V2B Technologies and Enablers

·Group 3: Rule 21 Compliant or Exempt V2B Technologies Demonstrated at Public Buildings in DACs and/or LICs.

These Groups reflect ongoing regulatory activity at the California Public Utilities Commission regarding interconnection requirements for distributed energy resources under Rule 21. A recent decision clarified and approved interconnection pathways for stationary, off-vehicle bidirectional chargers and instructed the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to develop safety requirements for limited pilot testing of mobile, on-vehicle bidirectional chargers that do not meet Rule 21 requirements. Groups 1 and 3 support technology demonstration and deployment projects that have higher levels of technology readiness and regulatory acceptance, whereas Group 2 supports applied research and development of earlier stage technologies for which interconnection requirements are not established.

Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Clean Energy, Data Access or Analysis, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding
Funding Resources

Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program

Through a competitive grant application process, applicants may request up to $500,000 to provide technical assistance to California farmers and ranchers regarding irrigation system water and energy efficiency and nutrient management.

Organization: California Department of Water Resources
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation, Technical Assistance
Funding Resources

WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency

The objective of this FOA is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought.

Organization: US Department of the Interior
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Planning
Funding Resources

WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on small-scale on-the-ground projects that seek to conserve, better manage, or otherwise make more efficient use of water supplies.

Organization: US Department of the Interior
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Implementation
Funding Resources

WaterSMART GRANTS: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants

The objective of this program is to invite eligible applicants (Section C.1) to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of renewable energy; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to sustainability in the western United States.

Organization: US Department of the Interior
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide, Out of State
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Energy Efficiency, Financing/Funding, Planning, Renewable Energy & Storage
Funding Resources

Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Buses

The VW Mitigation Trust has $130 million in funds to replace older, high-polluting transit, school, and shuttle buses with new battery-electric or fuel-cell buses. Replacing an older bus with a zero-emission bus eliminates particulate matter and other pollutants that impact children and residents riding the buses, as well as residents throughout California communities. During the project’s 10-year period, approximately 425 vehicles will be replaced with an incentive amount of up to $400,000 per vehicle.

Organization: California Air Resources Board
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Direct Assistance, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Financing/Funding
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